the generations and the blues
February 21, 2014 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Elijah and Jeremiah
posted by flapjax at midnite (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wonderful; I can't stop smiling. Gimme an acoustic guitar, a washboard, and two people in love with the music over a big production any day.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 8:25 AM on February 21 [1 favorite]


That's a really nice story about a musical friendship, showing how the young/old, black/white differences don't really need to amount to much. Also that bluesmen can be nicely dressed, wearing suits and ties if they want. I wouldn't have minded if the video had gone on a lot longer. (I especially enjoyed it because I had been under the misapprehension that Jeremiah was a bullfrog.)
posted by LeLiLo at 12:04 PM on February 21


Thank you for sharing this. I've been staring at this edit window for awhile now, can't really think of anything worthy to say about this, without sounding presumptuous or glib. So I'm just going write down exactly what I felt when I watched this, verbatim. Forgive my seeming pretense, it's truly not intended.


You can feel it in your bones
way down deep.
The beats and the notes
and the words too;
they seep
right out of you like sweatin'
or cryin'.

I know this like I know laughter, and ache--

because I can feel it too.


Makes me wanna quit my job and go play the blues till I die. Thank you again for sharing this.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:06 PM on February 21


Jeremiah is pictured playing the washboard with shotgun shells on his fingers. I never saw that before. Good one.
posted by Jode at 1:12 PM on February 21


Sweet and sad. Thanks.
posted by chance at 7:05 PM on February 21


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